Teaching and Learning Networks

Rules and Regulations of Teaching and Learning Networks

All members of a Teaching and Learning Network must be Members of the Society. To maintain active status as a Teaching and Learning Network, the group must maintain at least eight members from multiple institutions or regions at all times and prepare and submit an annual report (January 1 – December 31), documenting:

  • group activities and accomplishments from the previous year;
  • projected goals for the coming year;
  • a current membership list;
  • the name(s) and contact information of the group leader(s) or convenor(s) (up to two);
  • an accounting of any funds raised or received in support of Network activities; and
  • anticipated support needs for the coming year.

Annual reports are submitted to the Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships who forwards them to the Secretary of the Society no later than January 31, following the year being reported. The Board may withdraw its recognition of a Teaching and Learning Network (Article 6.3 – Dissolution of Affiliated Groups) if active status is not maintained by the Network or its annual report fails to demonstrate active progress toward meeting its goals and purpose.

Individual Networks must reapply for Teaching and Learning Network status every three years and include joining instructions and information about the Network on the Society’s website.

Subject to approval by the Board, and under the control of the Board, Teaching and Learning Networks may raise and/or receive funds to carry out its activities.

The Chair for the Standing Committee for Partnerships works consultatively with the conference host(s) and Teaching and Learning Networks to coordinate meeting space and other supports, as needed and available, at the Society’s annual conference.

A Teaching and Learning Network may dissolve at any time by way of written notice to the Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships and the names and signatures of at least 60% of its members. Article 6.3 outlines the means by which the Society may dissolve a Teaching and Learning Group.

Current Teaching and Learning Networks

Science Teaching and Learning Network

Overall Aim:
SciTL aims to provide a mechanism for the exchange and development of ideas around science teaching and learning, to facilitate networking for the purpose of scholarship, and to advocate, as needed, for science education.

TLN Objectives:

  • Provide a Forum for ongoing sharing of ideas, innovations, questions, and research across the country and across, as well as within, scientific disciplines
  • Provide a network for those interested in connecting with others for the purpose of teaching innovation, research, and scholarship
  • Provide an opportunity to develop a voice for scholarly post-secondary science teaching and learning in Canada
  • Develop liaisons with similar networks and working groups globally
  • Create a space where discussion around the science-society connection can develop as this linkage continues to grow and evolves globally

For more information or to join SciTL Network, contact Anne Marie Ryan or Mary Power at scitln@stlhe.ca.

Teaching-Stream Faculty

The Teaching-Stream Faculty affiliated group is designed to bring together those scholars who enrich teaching in our disciplines in the context of a teaching-stream position. These positions have emerged at universities across Canada (and beyond) and in all disciplines. Our purpose is to provide a national, cross-disciplinary forum promoting and advocating for the interests and priorities of teaching-stream colleagues, and promote teaching excellence at Canadian universities.

TLN Goals:

  • Build a collaborative community for faculty in primarily teaching positions
  • Provide a forum to exchange ideas and networking opportunities
  • Celebrate colleagues’ achievements
  • Develop strategies to promote the value of teaching-stream positions at our own institutions and beyond
  • Share and problem-solve challenges unique to teaching-stream positions
  • Network with other STLHE scholars engaging in SoTL research

For more information or to join Teaching-Stream Faculty Network, contact Jayne Baker or and Bruce Ravelli at teachstreamTLN@stlhe.ca.